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Gas-Fired Cast Iron Radiator?

Jeff W_2
Jeff W_2 Member Posts: 57
Interesting- thought I've seen almost everything out there...

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  • Fred
    Fred Member Posts: 8,516
    Yep, they are considered a safety hazard. Probably best to not use it.
    Jeff W_21Matthias
  • Gilmorrie
    Gilmorrie Member Posts: 137
    I'm thinking that this was somebody's Rube Goldberg contraption.
  • Jeff W_2
    Jeff W_2 Member Posts: 57
    We cut out and abandoned the gas line- ran new piping in house. Fred- do you know who made these or is it in fact a Rube Goldberg-type thing?
  • Fred
    Fred Member Posts: 8,516
    They were made by Clow, I think they were called Clow Gasteam Radiators. Search on here and you should find several threads about them.
    kcopp
  • JUGHNE
    JUGHNE Member Posts: 8,189
    They are a collector item for some.
    Read here of old bars that had them for heating.
    Maybe the fumes made people thirstier. >:)
  • SlamDunk
    SlamDunk Member Posts: 980
    My parents had two of them in our house. You fill them with water and they become humidifiers. Safety hazard? We never had an issue. and, we were warm.

    Today, we leave them off. there is no way to stop the gas if you loose the flame. Yeah, theyre a safety hazard. I shudder when I think about it.
  • neilc
    neilc Member Posts: 1,208
    where does that exhaust?
  • JUGHNE
    JUGHNE Member Posts: 8,189
    Into your lungs etc. ;)
    Canucker
  • Fred
    Fred Member Posts: 8,516
    neilc said:

    where does that exhaust?

    Yep, just as @JUGHNE says. That's one of the reasons they are dangerous.
  • JUGHNE
    JUGHNE Member Posts: 8,189
    But they make beer taste better >:)>:)
    Canuckerluketheplumber
  • SlamDunk
    SlamDunk Member Posts: 980
    JUGHNE said:

    Into your lungs etc. ;)

    Yup! Just like a gas stove top. All winter long, 24/7. Three foot long burners with flames between a 1/2" to 2 inches tall.

    I think it was a good thing my parents went to church every Sunday. Maybe more beneficial was mom doing laps around the Rosary beads every day.

    No one can be that lucky for that long. We were living on a prayer.
    Jeff W_2
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 15,199
    Clow. And you can find the specs in the main part of the site.
    Retired and loving it.
    Jeff W_2
  • SlamDunk
    SlamDunk Member Posts: 980
    If my Dad were still alive, he would have loved that pamphlet. When he found those radiators, he found gold. He would point to the conclusions: No CO! No CO2!

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